Claims that Venezuelans in Florida will be denied right to vote
Opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) warned against moves to prevent 23,000 people from casting their ballot
Pedro Mena, a member of the opposition group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) in Miami, reported that the Foreign Ministry is allegedly carrying out political maneuvers to prevent the participation of 23,000 Venezuelans living in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia in the presidential election to be held on October 7.
For Pedro Mena, this runs counter to the law. The Venezuelan consulate in Miami was shut down earlier this year. Mena said that failure to conduct the presidential vote based on the lack of "Venezuelan territoriality" would seriously hit the image and institutional ethics of the Venezuelan Electoral Power.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."